This article was writted by Jessica Freedman, an expert at Thermaxx Jackets
How to Calculate Heat Loss for Your Steam Pipes Many industrial facilities have steam pipes throughout their infrastructure regardless if the facility is a university or a manufacturing plant. Therefore, measuring varying degrees of heat loss is important to save money and protect your steam pipes with removable insulation covers. Understanding how to calculate heat loss is the first step towards...
Summer is nearly over, now is the time to prevent pipe line freeze-ups! Frozen piping doesn’t only happen with water lines, there are many other substances and chemicals that are piped within a facility. Some pipes can cause shutdowns of production lines if the line freezes and breaks, creating hazardous conditions and in general wreak havoc!
Energy Savings Performance Contracts& Steam Pipe Insulation Retrofitting old buildings with energy conserving upgrades can cost a significant amount of upfront capital. Even with the benefit of reduced energy costs and a high return on investment, the upfront cost can be prohibitively expensive.
Steam systems perform a significant function in many manufacturing plants. As the primary medium of transferring heat throughout the plant, the efficient and proper use of steam can have a considerable impact on a factory’s energy costs. The steam trap is a critical, yet often overlooked, component of the steam system.
Although OSHA has strong requirements for overly hot pipes and fittings to be insulated, we often find that some systems are just overlooked. The common offenders are listed below - if you’re not insulating these systems, not only are you losing money, but you may be setting yourself up for legal actions down the road.
March 22, 2012